VIDEO: Philippines envoy assures justice for Filipina found dead in Abu Dhabi - GulfToday

VIDEO: Philippines envoy assures justice for Filipina found dead in Abu Dhabi


Picture of Mary Anne Daynolo taken from her facebook account.

Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter


The Philippine government, specifically the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Manila’s Department of Labour and Employment, shall seek justice for a 29-year-old Filipina, missing for 10 months and found dead last on Jan.19, 2021, by operatives of the Abu Dhabi Police.


A statement signed by Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana sent to Gulf Today on Monday evening reads the diplomat "assured the relatives that the Embassy will spare no effort in seeking justice for the death of Ms. Mary Anne Daynolo. The Embassy lawyer is now closely assisting the family in taking all the necessary legal action to make sure justice is served.”

The discovery of Mary Ann Daynolo’s rotting corpse and its eventual arrival in the national capital region of Metro Manila on Jan.30 (Saturday) was beamed over the early evening news editions of Philippine-based television stations on Monday.

A live interview with one of her sisters was carried in the news wherein it was learnt that Daynolo went missing one evening last March 2020 when they were supposed to meet up for some bonding sessions after the victim’s off duty hours from the hotel she was employed in.


Mary-Anne A combo image shows Mary Anne Daynolo. File

The sister said Daynolo never showed up and so family decided to report the matter to the police.

According to the televised news from the Philippines, Daynolo was the youngest of five siblings. Labour and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration chief Hans Cacdac said they are extending all the legal assistance required for Daynola’s justice, among the other help for her bereaved family.

The embassy statement reads that a colleague of Daynolo had confessed the crime to the police and is now in custody. The embassy had been closely coordinating with the family and the police.

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